Embarrassing mistake you have made in spoken Japanese? Posted by: Agda 6 months ago
This stands out 20 years later as my most embarrassing mistake. I still feel CRINGE to my toes when I remember this.
I’d just arrived in rural southern Japan. In the village I was living in people openly gawped at me in the streets. They’d really never seen a foreigner.
Sooooo a new colleague told me I should visit the village bakery because they made delicious food. I went to said bakery. Everyone stopped talking when I entered. I was browsing the produce and the owner asked me what kind of cakes I like.
And this is what I said.
Instead of あんこが大好き。
The silence was something else.